Disability & Reasonable Accommodation in Sacramento
Let a Sacramento Employment Lawyer Protect Your Rights
If you have a physical or mental limitation, both federal and state laws
provide you with certain rights and protections when it comes to employment.
The goal of these laws is to enable you to apply for jobs and perform
any essential job functions to which you may be assigned without you having
to suffer extreme difficulty or embarrassment. So long as you have a “covered
disability” under the law and your employer is aware if it, an employer
is required to enter into the interactive process with you to determine
if reasonable accommodations can be made for your disability, during the
hiring process and during the course of your employment.
As a person with a physical or mental limitation, it is important that
you understand what rights and protections you have under the Americans
with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Contact the Law Offices of Gay Carroll-Haring to
schedule a consultation today.
Protection is Available for “Covered Disabilities” in California
Not all limitations are considered “covered disabilities” under
federal and state law. Covered disabilities under the law include both
physical and mental conditions.
Any condition that limits your ability to engage in a “major life
activity” such as working a job, caring for yourself, or moving
about under your own power is considered a covered disability. This includes:
- Conditions that affect any one or several major body systems
- A physical condition that requires you to receive special education
- A condition that forces you to use special assistance services
- If your employer believes you to have a physical disability
- Those that require you to receive special education or any type of mental
What to Do if You Have a Covered Disability
If you have a covered disability, your employer must make reasonable accommodations
that will assist you in applying for a job with that employer and/or performing
the essential tasks of a job with that employer. The employer should have
a process in place that allows you to make your request for accommodations
known and enable you and the employer to freely discuss ways in which
your limitations can be accommodated.
Your employer is not required to provide an accommodation that would cause
an “undue hardship” to the employer’s business; on the
other hand, your employer cannot refuse to provide you with an accommodation
simply because of cost.
When to Seek Assistance from a Sacramento Employment Law Attorney
If you attempted to apply for a job or were hired and later fired because
you could not perform the essential functions of the job and requested
reasonable accommodations, contact us at the Law Offices of Gay Carroll-Haring.
After determining whether your limitations constitute a “covered
disability,” we will analyze the reasonableness of the requested
accommodation. If it appears your employer unreasonably and unlawfully
refused to provide you with a reasonable accommodation, you may be entitled
to compensation or other legal remedies.
Call us today and discuss your case: 916-443-3553